Children's Storytimes

In-person storytimes will resume as local conditions and guidelines permit. 


Upcoming Virtual Storytimes

  • December 3 – HCPL Virtual Storytime Room Hosted by Ms. Deanna. Please use this link to access the room: https://bit.ly/3osBvw1
  • December 10 – Video Storytime with Ms. Lisa & Ms. Erika with link released on Facebook.
  • December 17 – Ornament Craft Take & Make Kits available at the Waynesville & Canton branches (limited availability).

Bright by Text

The Haywood County Public Library is proud to be partnering with Bright By Text as part of our partnership with Family Place Libraries. 

Bright by Text provides free tips, information, and resources to help all parents and caregivers give every child a bright beginning. 

At Bright by Text our goal is to make the most of everyday interactions between parent and child. Our text messaging service delivers actionable information from trusted early childhood experts to parents and caregivers of young children — from prenatal to age eight — to support healthy child development and build strong, resilient families.

The Bright by Text service:

  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Developmental tips based on the due date or age of a child
  • Curated content from partners such as PBS, Vroom, and Sesame Street in Communities
  • Timely information about local resources and events from community organizations
  • Extended learning materials, short modeling videos, and related resources

This service is free (data and messaging rates may apply). Just text FamilyPlace to 274448 to begin. You may stop at any time. If you have questions, please contact deanna.lyles@haywoodcountync.gov or call 828.356.2563.